Food for thought

Fitness forward

Food for thought

Actor Salman Khan says he likes to live a healthy lifestyle and tries to stick to a balanced diet.

The star, who turned a year older recently, launched his personal app to stay in touch with his fans and spoke about his workout regime.

“I cycle, swim, go to the gym, eat the right kind of food, and sleep late, as I don’t get sleep easily. The kind of food you eat is as important as your workout. I like leading a healthy lifestyle, and avoid processed and sugary food,” says Salman.

The ‘Sultan’ star says his diet is high in protein and yellow ‘dal’ cooked by his mother is his all time favourite.

“My all-time favourite will remain the yellow ‘dal’ that my mother cooks. My favourite dishes include ‘rajma’, ‘chawal’, and ‘roti’, very simple food.

“As far as my diet is concerned, for breakfast, I eat four egg whites and some low-fat milk. Pre-workout, I have a protein shake, and two egg whites. Post workout, it is a protein bar, oats, almonds and three egg-whites. Lunch is largely meat, and includes mutton, fried fish, salad and lots of fruit. Dinner could be anything — chicken, fish, vegetables, or soup.”

Salman is known for starting the trend of having a fit physique and the actor says he religiously workouts to maintain a healthy body.

“I work out daily and follow a disciplined regime that consists of weight training and cardio. I usually focus on only few body parts — biceps, triceps, abs, legs and back. I can do multiple sit-ups, push-ups or crunches at a time.”

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